The celebration of Mardi Gras originally stemmed from a religious holiday associated with the season of Lent. The origin can be traced all the way back to medieval Europe and afterwards, 17th and 18th Century Venice and Rome. Furthermore, Mardi Gras season officially begins on the day of Epiphany, which is a Christian holiday that is also referred to as Three Kings Day or the Twelfth Day of Christmas.
The luscious festivities of Mardi Gras last from January 6th up until midnight on February 12th, when the celebrations draws to a close before the 40 days of Lent commence.
Traditional attire includes masks and elaborate, colourful, costumes. It is a time of flamboyance and everything that is usually considered to be slightly over the top, is accepted and even encouraged during Mardi Gras.
Microgaming have put together an online video slots game in true Mardi Gras style, and the team has left no stone unturned in creating the ultimate homage to the party to trump all parties. The online slot features 3 reels and a single payline, adding a touch of simplicity to the otherwise elaborate theme.
Mardi Gras can be played at Mummys Gold Casino Canada for real money or in free practise mode and is equally entertaining in both.
As mentioned before, Mardi Gras features only 3 reels, reminding strongly of a more traditional slots game. The symbols too, testify to the simplicity of the casino game, with only Lucky 7’s and Bar symbols making an appearance on the reels.
Landing three Bar symbols on the reels will pay out at a maximum reward of 45x the initial bet that was placed.
The red Lucky 7 is a special symbol. Landing three red Lucky 7’s on the payline whilst playing at maximum bet pays out 20 000 credits. Maximum bet constitutes 3 credits in the player’s currency. Playing only two credits will pay out 5 000 credits and a single credit carries a 1 000 credits reward. It certainly pays to play at maximum bet when playing Mardi Gras online slot!
Mardi Gras may not feature any elaborate bonus games or special animations, but it does include a very quaint attribute. Mardi Gras is one of the few 3-reel slots featuring the “empty” winning combination. What this means is that a spin can at times result in no symbols landing on the payline. They will land either above or just below the payline, but not smack-bang on the payline. This is referred to as having hit an “empty” combo. Usually, this would not constitute a win. Mardi Gras, however, will award the player 3 credits for having hit an empty combo! Now that’s what we call money for nothing.
The simplicity of Mardi Gras certainly adds a touch of style to the game. It’s a great slot and a lot of fun to play. The paytable contains all of the relevant information pertaining to winning combinations and the game may be played in manual as well as Autoplay mode.
Enjoy the feeling of celebration when you spin the reels with all their riotous colours at Mummys Gold!